Definition of Taradiddle

1. Noun. A trivial lie. "How can I stop my child from telling stories?"

Exact synonyms: Fib, Story, Tale, Tarradiddle
Generic synonyms: Lie, Prevarication
Specialized synonyms: Cock-and-bull Story, Fairy Story, Fairy Tale, Fairytale, Song And Dance
Derivative terms: Fib



2. Noun. Pretentious or silly talk or writing.

Definition of Taradiddle

1. Noun. (alternative form of tarradiddle) ¹

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Definition of Taradiddle

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Taradiddle

tar and feather
tar boil
tar camphor
tar paper
tar papers
tar pit
tar sand
tar sands
tar with the same brush
tara
tara vine
tarabish
taradiddle (current term)
taradiddles
tarahumara frog
tarakihi
tarakihis
tarama
taramas
taramasalata
taramellite
taramite
taramosalata
taranabant
taranakite
tarand
tarands

Literary usage of Taradiddle

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1. Original Plays by William Schwenck Gilbert (1905)
"I tell her very plainly that the lady is my mother— All. taradiddle, taradiddle, tol lol lay! Streph. She won't believe my statement, and declares we ..."

2. Iolanthe, Or, The Peer and the Peri: Or The Peer and the Peri. A New and by Arthur Sullivan, William Schwenck Gilbert (1882)
"taradiddle ! taradiddle! tol-lol-lay! STREPH. She won't believe my statement, and declares we must be parted, Because on a career of double-dealing I have ..."

3. The Centennial Magazine: An Australian Monthly (1889)
"It was merely by an accident you found us here together, /«/—taradiddle, taradiddle, toi loi lay ! Prof.—He won't believe my story for he's destitute of ..."

4. With Poet and Player: Essays on Literature and the Stage by William Davenport Adams (1891)
"A kind of prototype can be found, also, for Mr. Gilbert's 'taradiddle, taradiddle, tol, lol, lay' in one of the ditties brought together by Thomas Weelkes, ..."

5. With Poet and Player: Essays on Literature and the Stage by William Davenport Adams (1891)
"A kind of prototype can be found, also, for Mr. Gilbert's 'taradiddle, taradiddle, tol, lol, lay' in one of the ditties brought together by Thomas Weelkes, ..."

6. Behind the Footlights, Or, The Stage as I Knew itby W. C. Day by W. C. Day (1885)
"... draw upon his imagination from St. Paul's to the Antipodes, and set down taradiddle after taradiddle with the impunity of the infallible Pope of Rome. ..."

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